Yes. They GOP rank-and-file LOVES war -- as long as there is a GOP president. They are chickenhawks almost to a man. And talk radio has them terrified that the Arabs will conquer the world. It is a pitiful combination -- abject terror and an overwhelming bellicosity (as long as other people do their fighting).
As you indicate, it was their refusal to consider anyone who would not advocate war in Iran that cost the GOP the presidency.